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Oct 7, 2016 Dr Felicity Ford
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A podcast in which I revisit my recordings from Shetland Wool Week made in 2013, 2014 and 2015. With commentary and much love for Shetland Wool Week. 
Topics: Shetland, Shetland Wool Week, listening to wool
BBC Radio Shows
Nov 20, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is a selection of downloadable sounds for use in a performance of Handel's Messiah.  Max Reinhardt  (whom UK readers may know from ‘Late Junction’ on BBC Radio 3) is instigating an exciting, participatory performance of Handel’s Messiah this WOVEMBER . The performance involves a group of comrades meeting to perform Handel’s Messiah without a rehearsal (hence why the performance is being billed as that of an “Instant Orchestra”). According to  the official blurb  “this is...
Topics: sheep, sheep recordings, baa, field recordings, Felicity Ford, KNITSONIK
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Aug 14, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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Part 3 of the EDDIE epic is here! For context you might want to relisten to parts 1 and 2 ; in this final installment we are ALL ABOUT THE SOUNDS because we have a really special guest on the show - my long-term comrade in sound and fellow composer and soundartist, Patrick McGinley of framework radio . As ever, you can hear the podcast by subscribing through iTunes , listening through the player below, or downloading it directly from its page on Internet Archive. The KNITSONIK podcast is now...
Topics: aporee, Aragon Yarn, EDIROL R-09, framework, framework 500, framework radio, independent radio,...
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Aug 14, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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Part 3 of the EDDIE epic is here! For context you might want to relisten to parts 1 and 2 ; in this final installment we are ALL ABOUT THE SOUNDS because we have a really special guest on the show - my long-term comrade in sound and fellow composer and soundartist, Patrick McGinley of framework radio . As ever, you can hear the podcast by subscribing through iTunes , listening through the player below, or downloading it directly from its page on Internet Archive. The KNITSONIK podcast is now...
Topics: aporee, Aragon Yarn, EDIROL R-09, framework, framework 500, framework radio, independent radio,...
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Jun 19, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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*this is an abbreviated version of the text that accompanied the publication of this podcast on the KNITSONIK website on 19/06/2015* The KNITSONIK podcast is like an unreliable bus service. You wait and wait for days and then several come at once. You can find Part 1 here . As ever, you can hear the podcast by subscribing through iTunes , listening through the player below, or downloading it directly from its page on Internet Archive. Part 2 of the EDIROL trilogy/epic begins with some...
Topics: KNITSONIK, accordion, sheep, wool, baby knits, Woolfest, Fabric of Oxford
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Jun 17, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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*an abbreviated version of the text which first appeared on the KNITSONIK website when this podcast was released on 17/06/2015* The latest bumper edition of the KNITSONIK podcast comes in three 3 and is - as suggested by the title - rather focused on the SONIK end of things! It is dedicated to my battered old EDIROL R-09, AKA EDDIE. EDDIE is one of the inspiration sources used in the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook and my very favourite thing with which to record THE SOUNDS. As usual...
Topics: KNITSONIK, Edirol R-09, Felicity Ford, knitting, sounds
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Apr 18, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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*This is an abbreviated version of the text which accompanied this podcast on the knitsonik website when it was initially released* In this last installment of my Minicasts The Big News is Brenda Dayne’s Gwlana Knitting Retreats. I shall be teaching at the May edition alongside Brenda and I am really excited to tell you all about it. There’s a longer piece about that here if you would like to see pictures of the hotel where the retreat takes place but in this podcast you can hear me and...
Topics: Gwlana, Brenda Dayne, Felicity Ford, KNITSONIK, knitting retreats, Wales, Pembrokeshire
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Apr 2, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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I interviewed Linda de Ruiter and Andrea Franklin of Tall Yarns'n Tales in August 2014. This is an edit of our interview presented on the KNITSONIK website . Includes the essay To be of Use by Brenda Dayne used with kind permission from A Knitter's Manifesto . 
Topics: Linda de Ruiter, Andrea Franklin, Tall Yarns'n Tales, textiles, friendships, richness,...
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Mar 25, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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I originally recorded silkworms for a commission for TATE Modern entitled Sonic Weave . Exploring Silk & Viscose Through Sound . In this KNITSONIK Minicast I read an essay I wrote about the whole project for the WOVEMBER blog , mixing in sounds created during the seven week period between the tiny silkworms arriving at my house and their pupation. 
Topics: silkworms, TATE Modern, CaBAAret, Felicity Ford, KNITSONIK, Sonic Weave
BBC Radio Shows
Feb 27, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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Radiophonics & Me was originally commissioned by Valeria Merlini for MuseRuole : Women in Experimental Music . It is a radio show introducing the work of three pioneers of electronic music - Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire and Maddalena Fagandini - and contemplating their influence for my own work. It was part of an International Radio Broadcast Tour between June the 5th to September the 26th, 2013 organised as part of MuseRuole.
Topics: MuseRuole, Valeria Merlini, Felicity Ford, Daphne Oram, Delia Derbyshire, Maddalena Fagandini,...
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Feb 20, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is episode 09 in the KNITSONIK series - full show notes can be found on the podcast website at www.knitsonik.com/
Topics: KNITSONIK, Felicity Ford, knitsonic, knitting and sounds, wool, sounds, electricity
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Jan 3, 2015 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is the special episode of the KNITSONIK podcast created especially for the Kickstarter backers who funded production of the KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook. Here are the shownotes to accompany the podcast, published on the KNITSONIK website in January 2015. Welcome back to the KNITSONIK podcast after a very long hiatus! :) This one is nearly TWO HOURS LONG, so I have split it into two sections and you will need TEA.  This episode of the podcast is dedicated to the amazing...
Topics: KNITSONIK, Podcast, Kickstarter, Thank you episode, KNITSONIK 08
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Mar 4, 2014 Dr Felicity Ford
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Welcome back!  This is the second part of a bumper edition of the KNITSONIK podcast dedicated to exploring "The Fabric of The Place". It shares work from the worlds of soundart and knitting which celebrate or explore our relationship to different places . As ever, find it on iTunes, play it through the player below, or download it direct from here. I chose the word "Fabric" as a title here because it refers to textiles, the built/constructed environment, and complex...
Topics: Christina Kubisch, Holly Rumble, James Saunders, Sue Craig, Knitting the Map, Brighton, Oxford,...
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Feb 24, 2014 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is an abbreviated version of the original text which appeared on the KNITSONIK website here:  http://www.knitsonik.com/2014/02/24/knitsonik-07-part1/ Today's KNITSONIK podcast borrows its name in part from a workshop I will be running at the Old Fire Station in Oxford, during Maker's Month, and themed around the idea of "FINDING THE FABRIC OF THE CITY". I was unwell last Friday, and then - feeling better and in a fit of renewed mojo - on Sunday I busted out three and a half...
Topics: birds, KNITSONIK, Felicity Ford, Christina Kubisch, textural recordings, Cranes, Cumbria, Estonia,...
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Feb 10, 2014 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is an abbreviated version of the text which originally appeared with this podcast here: http://www.knitsonik.com/2014/02/10/knitsonik-06-legwarmers-for-soundwalking/ This week in the KNITSONIK podcast: My first ever field recording, created in Ireland, in The Glen of the Downs, Ireland, where I briefly lived on a road protest in 1997. I went back there in 2003 to make recordings, especially of the stream. I then rant a bit about how important the specific relationship between SOUNDS and...
Topics: Felicity Ford, KNITSONIK, legwarmers, soundwalking
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Jan 27, 2014 Dr Felicity Ford
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*This is an abbreviated version of the text that appeared originally with this podcast on the KNITSONIK website* This week in the KNITSONIK podcast: The sounds of fires I have knitted beside, including fires at The Studio in Sussex (you can read about Julia's work with Wensleydales here ); at Rachael's parents' house in Cumbria; in the studio in Moks , and in my house here in Reading (also featured on the Sound Diaries website in 2008). What does your fire sound like? The fire that you knit...
Topics: Swaledale Yarn, Diamond Fibres, Prick Your Finger, Julia Desch, Cumbria, a sense of place, Cathy...
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Jan 13, 2014 Dr Felicity Ford
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*This is an edited version of the text which accompanied this podcast when it was published on the KNITSONIK website at http://www.knitsonik.com * This is the next in a series of experiments in adapting some of the KNITSONIK concepts and recordings to a rough and ready podcast format! Here are some previous episodes, and I'm hoping to get the 'cast up on iTunes in coming weeks! 01 - the inaugural KNITSONIK podcast, produced at Prick Your Finger during a residency in 2011   02 - Knitting with...
Topics: Jacksons of Reading, auction, viewing, baa-tone, WOVEMBER, SHIMA, knitting, economics, Shetland
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Dec 21, 2013 Dr Felicity Ford
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* This is an edited version of the text which accompanied this podcast when it was published on the KNITSONIK website at  http://www.knitsonik.com * This is the second in a series of experiments in adapting some of the KNITSONIK concepts and recordings to a rough and ready podcast format. I am sitting on a mountain of recorded sounds from Cumbria, Estonia, and Shetland, and my brain is overflowing with ideas connecting KNITTING with SOUNDS. I wanted to see if there is a nice way I can share...
Topics: KNITSONIK, Felicity Ford, Shetland Wool Week, Listening to Shetland Wool, aporee
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Dec 7, 2013 Dr Felicity Ford
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*This is an edited version of the text which accompanied this podcast when it was published on the KNITSONIK website at http://www.knitsonik.com * This is the first in a series of experiments in adapting some of the KNITSONIK concepts and recordings to a rough and ready podcast format. I am sitting on a mountain of recorded sounds from Cumbria, Estonia, and Shetland, and my brain is overflowing with ideas connecting KNITTING with SOUNDS. I wanted to see if there is a nice way I can share all of...
Topics: angel chimes, aporee, bells, candle chimes, change ringing, jingle bell stitch markers, sheep...
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Apr 24, 2012 Dr Felicity Ford
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This is the mix of field-recordings and interviews which Felicity Ford made especially to play through her knitted speaker soundsystem as part of the Wonder of Wool exhibition held at Rheged in Cumbria, 2012. All the recordings were made in the Lake District, and wherever possible, they correspond to the farms which the wool (used to cover the knitted speaker soundsystem) came from. Here is the tracklist: Wind blowing in the chimney, Windermere The black Hebridean sheep grazing near Windermere...
Topics: sheep, history of British Wool trade, baa, Cumbria, tups, hoggs, ewes
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Feb 1, 2012 Dr Felicity Ford
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This audio has been created in the course of developing the Sonic Wallpaper Project at MoDA Museum, Middlesex University. Willing volunteers agreed to be interviewed discussing their natural responses to wallpapers held in the collection of MoDA, on the basis that the resultant recordings would then be edited and used as a basis for creating new kinds of work, entitled "Sonic Wallpapers". The idea is to translate many of the fantasies and memories and ideas attending home decorating...
Topics: sonic wallpaper project, MoDA, Middlesex University, Wallpaper collection, audio, soundscape
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A presentation by Catherine Laws exploring the relationship between sound and the texts of Samuel Beckett; includes a performance of "head down among the stems and bells" by composer Martin Iddon - a work that takes a moment from Beckettâs novella "Mercier and Camier" as a starting point.
Topics: Samuel Beckett, Martin Iddon, Catherine Laws, piano, performance, SARU, Writing Sound, sonic art...
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A presentation by Dr Felicity Ford, exploring text as a medium for recording and documenting sounds, in the context of her practical project SOUND BANK.
Topics: SOUND BANK, sound recording, Dr Felicity Ford, SARU, sonic art research unit, Oxford Brookes...
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A presentation by Paul Whitty exploring the idea of sound in the novel, and discussing his collaborative project with Roma Tearne, based on her book,'The Swimmer.'
Topics: Paul Whitty, Roma Tearne, the Swimmer, sound in the novel, sound, text, SARU, Writing Sound
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A presentation by Ian Rawes exploring the scientific and social factors in Victorian London which shaped the soundscape, and which informed Dickens' writings in his novels - particularly his descriptions of sounds.
Topics: Ian Rawes, London, Charles Dickens, Victorian Soundscape, Writing Sound, Oxford Brookes, SARU
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A presentation by Patrick Farmer exploring the texts of William Carlos Williams and discussing the idea of creating field recordings using text.
Topics: record, sound diary, field-recordings, Patrick Farmer
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This work was commissioned by Sound and Music in 2009, in order to contextualise or explain some of the works being showcased as part of the Living Rooms Cut & Splice Festival. The tracklist below details the contents of this podcast. 1. Bobby Baker throwing a ripe pear against a kitchen cupboard – Kitchen Show, Bobby Baker All excerpts taken from Bobby Baker’s Daily Life Series: Kitchen Show and used with the kind permission of Bobby Baker and Arts Admin...
Topics: difficult, domestic, Jennifer Walshe, Hilary Kneale, Bobby Baker, Felicity Ford, Erik Belgum
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This work was commissioned by Sound and Music in 2009, in order to contextualise or explain some of the works being showcased as part of the Living Rooms Cut & Splice Festival. The tracklist below details the contents of this podcast. 1. Janek Schaefer talking about Wiltonâs Music Hall 2. Recorded delivery - Janek Schaefer http://audioh.com http://www.ubu.com/sound/schaefer_j.html 3. Handmade - Bob Levene http://www.boblevene.co.uk 4. Janek Schaefer and Jennifer Walshe talking about space,...
Topics: the domestic soundscape, rooms and chambers, Sound and Music, Felicity Ford
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This work was commissioned by Sound and Music in 2009, in order to contextualise or explain some of the works being showcased as part of the Living Rooms Cut & Splice Festival. The tracklist below details the contents of this podcast. 1. Karen from Karen Magazine talking about shared routine http://www.karenmagazine.com/ 2. Karen from Karen Magazine talking about everyday routine 3. Buying milk and other basics 4. Bringing jumpers to the dry-cleaners 5. "What are you having for tea...
Topics: the domestic soundscape, habits and routines, Sound and Music, Felicity Ford
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Dec 13, 2011 Dr Felicity Ford
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This work was commissioned by Sound and Music in 2009, in order to contextualise or explain some of the works being showcased as part of the Living Rooms Cut & Splice Festival. The tracklist below details the contents of this podcast. 1. Bob Levene talking about her family recording tape 2. Bob Levene's family tape (excerpt) http://www.boblevene.co.uk 3. Sections from Mel's family tape 4. Excerpts from Mark Vernon's collection of the Derby Tape Club tapes, including a. Derby Tape Club local...
Topics: Felicity Ford, Cut & Splice Festival, 2009, Sound & Music
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Jul 27, 2011 Felicity Ford
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This is a pilot for a project by Felicity Ford. I am experimenting with different podcast formats and have been working on something much less formal than previous radio / podcast productions. Perhaps it's the inspiration of working with Brenda on our CD together; perhaps it is the relief of getting my thesis finally completed ; but it feels like time to start on a new thing , and the most obvious audio project for me involves growing this blog into a regular audio production, and hopefully -...
Topics: experimental, domestic, sound art, soundmap, Reading, Tallinn, Felicity Ford
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May 13, 2011 Felicity Ford
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This podcast was created by Felicity Ford during a residency at the Prick Your Finger Gallery in London between 4th - 12th May, 2011. Using the results of an online survey and interviews recorded in Prick Your Finger, KNITSONIK explores the sonic world of wool, exploring what knitters listen to when they knit; what knitters can hear when they knit; and what can be done to utilise the special quietness of wool and knitted fabric itself. The podcast is the first in a series of projects being...
Topics: wool, knitting, sounds, podcast, audio, KNITSONIK, Felicity Ford
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Jan 19, 2011 Felicity Ford
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A radio show produced, scripted, researched and recorded by Felicity Ford, which aired on BBC Oxford on Boxing Day, (26th December) 2010. Further information on the project can be found at http://www.thedomesticsoundscape.com/wordpress and the tracklisting for the radio show is presented below. The copyright of all the music featured in the show remains with the artists and bands who produced it. The concept for the show, the script and all the field-recordings remain copyright of Felicity Ford...
Topics: A4074 road, radio show, field recording, Felicity Ford, BBC Oxford